An Ex-Men Origins Story

I’ve just been binge watching quite a few YouTube posts from a new favourite, Jessica Kellgren-Fozard. If you haven’t seen any, off you trot, shoo, see you in a bit. Jessica posts about her experiences as a disabled [and very glamorous] gay woman, her marriage to the equally lovely Claudia, vintage style, royal history- oh … Continue reading An Ex-Men Origins Story

Giving the Bird

Well I had planned to do some sewing this weekend, but between marking (mock) exam papers and folding origami cranes, I got nowhere near the sewing room. Why the cranes?  Remember my daughter is getting married in August, and she had the idea of using the ‘lucky’ 1000 cranes as decoration, so I got roped … Continue reading Giving the Bird

El-aboration: Wedding Dress #3

  It all got pretty busy.  Here’s the timeline of the work so far.  [I think I got slightly ahead of myself in the last post!] BLOG POST #1 Ele-mentary November- project first broached. December/January- styles discussed, budget and deadline set. February- visit to Bridal shops, further style decisions reached, pattern ordered,  toile and main … Continue reading El-aboration: Wedding Dress #3

Done and Dusted

The wedding dress that is. Bustle points sorted [after destroying rather a lot of safety pins], photos taken, tulle trimmed some more.  Everyone seemed happy, so I am too. This will be fully blogged after the wedding at the end of July, but just to show how much hand sewing went into applying the lace … Continue reading Done and Dusted